On my Callin podcast today, I will also, in the most reluctant manner possible, delve just a bit into the emerging "groomer" discourse over school curricula battles.
The sooner we start referring to the people that oppose free speech as “Democrats” and not refer to them as “liberals”, the sooner we can get back to actual liberalism. I spent my youth trying desperately to get out of an evangelical south laden with restrictions only to look up at my beloved New York City two decades on as it now houses the things I tried so desperately to escape.
I’ve got the popcorn out and a cold Mich Ultra to enjoy the Twitter v Musk showdown. I do wish their was more publication of the toddler themed meltdowns by the employees. Spring break is coming at a great time!!!
Considering many Twitter employees spent the last year writing algorithms with the goal of trying to bankrupt my family, and exclude us from society, for refusing an experimental medical treatment we don’t need that doesn’t work, I only feel so bad watching the tables flipped as a resume that includes Twitter quickly become a black ball. The potential outcomes of the offer by Musk certainly point towards some version of Musk wins or Twitter loses. 🍻
The left controls the mainstream media (aside from Fox), all the main newspapers (except for WSJ), Hollywood, K-12 education, social media moderators, Madison Avenue, academia, and corporate HR and PR departments.
And they still think they are the plucky oppressed rebel outcasts who are in danger of being silenced because Elon Musk might trim their ability to censor Wrongthink.
The left has zero, absolutely zero concept of its own hegemony.
"Private companies can do whatever they want! Wait, not like that!!!!"
The worst part of this is watching dipshit hacks like Robert Reich and Max Boot claim that allowing a libertarian view free speech is what dictators do.
Yes, Virgina. Hitler, Stalin and Mao were real limited government, free-market, free speech sort of dudes.
Reading the tweet from this Jarvis asshat, you'd think that the Nazis were about to take over and free speech might break out at any minute.
Thanks for also looking at 'grooming' Glenn. Why anyone should be teaching sex ed to kids is beyond me. I honestly don't think the Florida law goes far enough, that it should extend up to the age of consent, 16. Many children have issues going through puberty about their sexual identities. I for one in my mid teens thought I may be better off female than male, however that was puberty hitting me. With the woke nuts out there now, they would have forced me into some maniacal surgery and destroyed my life because they cannot comprehend that they do not know what is best for people.
Glenn you have my vote for board membership.
I'm really curious to see how this WAR between Elon Musk and the Fascist/Communist tyrants of Twitter plays out.
And, if Elon Musk wins, I want to see if he will uphold Free Speech on Twitter, and restores the millions of Twitter accounts that those Fascist tyrants have DELETED, suppressed, suspended.
Edit to add: Elon Musk succeeded in taking over PayPal first, and then Tesla Motors. He is using exactly the same strategy to try and take over Twitter.
Contrary to what most people believe, Elon Musk was not the founder of PayPal, nor the founder of Tesla Motors. He took them over, and later claimed to be the founder of both. The Tyrants of Twitter will have a hard nut to crack, with Musk.
The lab leak theory was banned from discussion at both facebook and Twitter.
Lies, lies all lies.
Or was it misinformation? It's so hard to decide.
Now talk of the lab leak theory is allowed at both Facebook and Twitter.
Elon Musk becoming an icon of "free speech"? Oh, the irony...it burns.
How good should we all feel about delivering private control of twitter speech to any one person, even the formidable Musk, also presumed the wealthiest person on earth. Perhaps Ayn Rand would approve.
Liberals have not "inverted history". By combining government and private industry into a nexus of state power, they have intentionally become the definition of fascism.
Thank you for taking this on Glenn. Hate speech is just a buzzword for offensive or unpopular speech. It is frightening how this insidious 'invention' of snowflakes is encroaching here in the US. In Europe there are laws passed banning 'hate speech', yet at least we have the First Amendment. It allows people to deny the holocaust...and it allows people like me to mock and ridicule them for their idiocy. Such is freedom....and it's sad that so many want to limit freedom because something may hurt someone's feelings.
Lastly, Jeff Jarvis, through the views expressed on his tweet, has more in common with Jeff Davis than any do-gooder out there.
So; the billionaire classes take away free speech and give us more mind control and censorship and now, the remedy is a white knight billionaire giving back our free speech and reducing censorship. This truly is the amerikan Way. The people can never organize and take power; it has to be a hero, a super hero. How long have amerikans been conditioned to look to hero to save them? As long as I've been alive and that's a long time and, of course, it used to be god and for some it still is. Sorry folks, god ain't gonna save you and neither is any hero..ya gotta organize!
Good to see Greenwald wading into the "grooming" issue. He has expressed a certain kind of hedged semi-admiration for Chris Rufo and this is one of the things I would like to see more clarity on.
(Greenwald's tweet was "Love him, hate him, whatever: there's no denying @realchrisrufo has had a very significant impact on GOP and therefore American politics in a remarkably short amount of time. Rare to see a new activist campaign, spearheaded largely by one person, come to fruition so quickly." -- https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1455696201932808195 )